From: Annie Bailey, Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs, 503-473-6546, cell: 503-473-6545, annie@mthoodterritory.com Date: 6-11-13

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Serve on the Clackamas County's Tourism Development Council, help build tourism and economic vitality in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory

The Board of Clackamas County Commissioners (BCC) is seeking a citizen to fill a vacant seat on the Tourism Development Council (TDC).  The TDC is charged with directing how transient room tax funds are spent and advises the BCC on tourism promotion and development in Clackamas County.

Commissioners are looking for applicants with a broad perspective and strong interest in implementing an energized and comprehensive tourism program for the county. The council is comprised of nine members. Board members reflect and represent the diverse population of the county.

The TDC currently meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The TDC develops, adopts, and implements, subject to the Board of County Commission's approval, a Tourism Business Plan. The business plan addresses tourism, promotion, tourism development, visitor information services and special events and festivals in Clackamas County. A portion of the county's TRT, approved by voters in 1992, is allocated to projects and programs approved by the TDC in accordance with the five-year business plan.

Anyone who is interested in serving on the council, apply here.

For more information on the marketing efforts of Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs, visit MtHoodTerritory.com. The “Partner Services” section contains additional background regarding Tourism's partnerships and ongoing programs.

This recruitment will close Thursday, July 25. Contact Starla Schur at: 503-655-8490 or starla@mthoodterritory.com if you have questions about board recruitment after reviewing the resources listed above.

For a paper application form, contact Pam Girtman at http://www.clackamas.us/miscapp/application.jsp, 503-742-4353, or visit the county's Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, fourth floor.

About Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory:
The Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (branded “Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory"), is dedicated to developing and promoting Clackamas County as a desirable travel destination and improving economic vitality and community livability through visitor spending. County Tourism is funded by Transient Room Taxes from area lodging facilities and campgrounds. Clackamas County is a contributing partner in enhancing Oregon’s quality of life by strengthening the economic impacts of the state's $8.7 billion tourism industry.

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